Three talented graduates from the class of 2010 show alongside emerging designers as part of the FAST TRACK initiave.
Since opening its doors in 1993, LISOF has earned the reputation of being the most progressive fashion school on the continent. With a host of successful past graduates including Tiaan Nagel, Stephen Quatember and Tony Mestre, LISOF's commitment to nurturing students and honouring their individual signatures is unmistakable.
It is with great pride that LISOF introduces the work of Jessica Sutherland, Laura Kass and Portia Moruthane to the industry at large at Joburg Fashion Week this month.
This talented trio from the class of 2010 embody LISOF's mission – to produce design solutions that are both commercially viable and creatively successful; designs that will drive the fashion economy.
Overall 'Best Range' winner at the annual LISOF show in 2010, Jessica Sutherland's capsule collection explores the concept of transition, particularly the transitions that take place within a contemporary lifestyle - work, play, travel - and offers garments that react intuitively to these needs by being multi purposeful. Together the garments act as an integrated network of clothing, a smart wardrobe, which allows the wearer to create an exponential array of looks out of a few pieces.
In partnership with Foschini, the FAST TRACK initiative which takes place on 15 February at the Fashion Kapitol in Joburg's city centre aims to facilitate, develop and accelerate careers for the next generation of design talent.
FAST TRACK is dedicated to 'fast forwarding' the careers of young graduates through mentorship and the exchange of ideas. The shows will mark the start of Joburg Fashion Week, an African Fashion International event taking place in multiple locations around the city from 15 to 19 February.